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Functions & Weddings

We are one of New Plymouth’s and Taranaki’s most special and unique functions and wedding venues, a place where we can create your dream occasion, a wedding or function in a place that’s one of a kind.

By utilising Arborio Restaurant and the Puke Ariki foyer you are guaranteed a special place for your special event. Ideal for weddings, birthdays, conferences, business dinners, Christmas parties, balls and social functions this is a wedding and functions venue with a difference. Canapés, finger food and set menu.

If you wish to ensure your event is a success from the planning stage until your last guest departs, contact us for personalised function planning assistance – info@arborio.co.nz


Arborio - Functions and Weddings

Canape and Drinks Function


Arborio’s Terrace, with a picturesque outlook of the coastal walkway and ocean, provides a stylish, yet informal environment and has been utilised for private functions, exclusive New Year’s Eve parties, birthday parties, corporate Christmas cocktail parties, social club events and much more.

We can host the perfect stress-free party, leaving you to relax and enjoy!

Venue hire: $1,750 + GST & a Minimum spend required for Exclusive use of Arborio.

When hiring the Puke Ariki Foyer a venue hire for Arborio $1,750 + GST.


Puke Ariki Foyer

Alternatively the Puke Ariki foyer is the ideal backdrop for canapé cocktail events such as product launches, engagement parties, birthday or wedding anniversary celebrations & corporate functions with tray served canapés & beverages all catered to the highest standard from Arborio Restaurant

Venue hire – 6pm to 8pm $800.00 Hire foyer through the NPDC Puke Ariki.
Sit down dinner functions – minimum charge of 100 guests on our $90 set 3 course menu.

Table, chair, crockery, cutlery, glassware & linen hire is extra. Please enquire.


Cost for staff

Arborio & Puke Ariki canapé functions: Wait staff @ $29 per hour, per staff member.


Beer & Wine

All wines off our current wine list available for selection.

Heineken, Tuatara Hefeweizen, APA, IPA, Hazy Pale Ale & Montheiths range available.

Please note: For groups larger than 40 an additional $1.50 per person is included for hireage of wine and water glassware.


Classic or Arborio signature cocktails available.


Simply Squeezed Orange juice, Coca Cola range of soft drinks, San Pelligrino sparkling mineral water, still mineral water 1L, Arborio filtered tap water complimentary.



Tray served canapés or finger food is served to guests by our professional wait staff.
Our current canapés list features a variety of options all priced between $3 and $6 per item.

A wedding at Arborio

Weddings, Corporate Dinners and Grand Balls


Arborio restaurant main dining room has available seating for 74 guests.

For larger sit down dinner parties and weddings of up to 100 guests, Puke Ariki Museum Foyer is available to hire and provides a unique and very special backdrop for your function or event.



Fingerfood and canapés along with  a 3 course set menu.

3 course Set Menu (for groups max 74 guests inside Arborio) – $90 per person

This includes a set menu with an entrée, two choices of main, alternate drop dessert

Table, chair, Crockery, cutlery, glassware & Linen hire additional charge


Beer & Wine

All wines from our current wine list available for selection. Heineken, Tuatara and Montheiths range is available.

Please note for groups larger than 40 an additional $1.50 per person is included for hire of wine and water glassware.


Classic or Arborio signature cocktails available.


Homegrown juices, Coca Cola range of soft drinks, Mineral sparkling water, Mineral still water 1L, Arborio filtered tap water complimentary.

Venue Theming

Theming examples

  • Raised bridal table carpeted & skirted
  • Sound system with speakers and cordless microphone
  • Fairy lights across the ceiling – 8 runs across second level
  • Silks across the ceiling – 4 runs of 3m wide silks hung across second level
  • Wash lights with colour for mood lighting



Account is to be paid within 1 calendar day via internet banking to account on tax invoice. Credit card payment is available however a credit card surcharge added to the total 2% for MasterCard & Visa, 3% for American Express. Diners not accepted.

Breakages & Damage of property

Any breakages, damage to property or spoilage clean-up (body waste etc.) a spoilage fee will be charged.

We look forward to the opportunity of creating a function unlike any other in Taranaki. We will do all possible to ensure your evening is all you can imagine and one your guests will be talking about long after the party is over!

General hireage for foyer functions

Based on 100 guests Approximately $45.00 per person.

This includes:

  • Exclusive hireage of Puke Ariki Foyer 6pm – 12am: $1500.00 incl gst
  • 1 x Security guard from 6pm-12am: $33.00 per hour
  • 1 x Puke Ariki host from 6pm – 12am: $33.00 per hour